I-77 north to I-81 south additional lane (Wythe County)
Est Completion Date
Construction: Approximately $6.8 million
W-L Construction & Paving, Inc., Chilhowie
Craig Jones, P.E., Area Construction Engineer
What's Being Done?
Work to add an additional travel lane and paved shoulders where I-77 north meets I-81 south in Wythe County finished September 2018. The improvements begin at I-77 Exit 32 and extend to the I-77/I-81 overlap at I-81 Exit 80.
VDOT fully funded the project through SMART SCALE, a program created to prioritize transportation projects statewide. The project is valued at approximately $6.8 million.
Where I-77 north currently merges to one lane to access I-81 south, the project provides two I-77 northbound lanes onto I-81. The outside lane accesses I-81 exit 80, improving access to the exit, with the inside lane continuing along I-81.